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19 Jan 2016 description

UNEP’s Disasters and Conflicts sub-programme is comprised of four operational pillars: post-crisis environmental assessment, post-crisis environmental recovery, disaster risk reduction and environmental cooperation for peacebuilding.

10 Sep 2013 description

Summary

  • Civic education provides a positive framework for collective civic identity. As such, it can be a stabilizing factor in societies suffering from violent conflict and its aftermath.

  • The emphasis of civic education on public participation in governance overlaps with human rights, but the two fields have distinct and separate conceptual bases.

02 Jan 2012 description

Close to 40 percent of the Sudanese population are children under 15 years of age. Underinvestment in the education of children and youth risks jeopardizing the future of millions of Sudanese children, as they grow up unskilled, poorly equipped for adult life, unhealthy and with significantly reduced chances of meaningful future employment. As funding contributions to Sudan diminish, the need for durable community-owned education systems capable of reaching out to children and youth remains a humanitarian priority.

16 May 2011 description

The International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Diplomatic Academy Vienna have put together the first comprehensive analysis of the role of the UN Security Council in the ongoing process of implementing the responsibility to protect (RtoP). This most recent journal issue prepared by IPI and the Diplomatic Academy Vienna features contributions by senior policymakers and experts who participated in a conference co-hosted by the government of Austria, IPI, the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, and the National Defence Academy in Vienna.

31 Dec 2010 description

Burundi

MAG Burundi started in 2007 with a programme to support the Government of Burundi in reducing the threat of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and unsecured stockpiles.

31 Dec 2010 description

Protracted conflicts

Can you get used to living with war? Probably, in the same way that you can somehow get used to living with physical pain, with constant stress, with disturbing noises. You get used to it, you bear with it in silence, because you have no other choice. You don't know of any alternative.

One thing is for sure: the surrounding world can "get used" to protracted conflict. The international community, the media, the aid organisations - they can all turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to suffering that does not have any news value.

31 Dec 2010 description

Executive Summary

- In December, 58,268 households were supported with non-food items and emergency shelter from the NFI Common Pipeline in Darfur.

- The NFI Common Pipeline core partners for transport and procurement, IOM and UNICEF, received CHF Emergency Reserve funding of $350,000 and $800,000 respectively. This has been of particular significance in the case of IOM as it allowed resumption of the winter season transportation activities of the CP, stalled since the end of October.

31 Dec 2010 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 11 of Security Council resolution 1590 (2005), in which the Council requested that it be kept regularly informed of progress made in the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in the Sudan.

31 Dec 2010 description

Executive Summary

- In 2010, Cluster partners in South Sudan assisted 60,988 households with essential non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter (ES).

31 Dec 2010 description

UNHCR operational highlights

- UNHCR and Nord-Kivu's provincial government led a joint operation for the voluntary return of IDPs living in camps. In 2010, approximately 36,065 IDPs returned to their zones of origin or of choice.

31 Dec 2010 description

Summary

Nomadic peoples are often, if not universally, perceived as a problem by the governments of the nation states who have responsibility for them; this is particularly so in the case of the three nations with which this report is concerned, viz: Kenya, Uganda and (southern) Sudan. The pastoralist societies within the Karamajong cluster have been unable to adequately defend themselves politically against claims that they, the pastoralists, are responsible for the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in East Africa.

31 Dec 2010 description

Good 2010 harvests improve food security, January Referendum poses significant risk

? Favorable rain in Sudan has resulted in above-average crop performance and harvests, implying improved food security conditions in 2011, despite flooding in parts of Jonglei, Upper Nile, Unity, and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states. Above?average performance of off-farm food sources, such as fish, wild foods, and abundant pasture and water for animals is also expected.

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31 Dec 2010 description
report UN Mission in Sudan

31 December 2010 - With just over a week left before voting in Southern Sudan's long-awaited referendum begins on 9 January, distribution of ballot papers and other materials to polling centres in Western Bahr El-Ghazal and Warrap states has concluded.

Agoth Ngot Riiny of the Warrap State Referendum High Committee said sensitive and non-sensitive referendum materials were delivered to all of the state's 341 polling centres without a hitch.

"We managed to distribute almost all materials to all centres including remote areas like Greater Tonj," said Mr.

31 Dec 2010 description
report Sudan Tribune

December 31, 2010 (YAMBIO) - On Thursday 30th December 2010, a Ministerial delegation from Government of southern Sudan (GOSS) on food security toured Western Equatoria state (WES) to assess the food security in the State.

GOSS Minister of Agriculture Anne Itto (L) and Stephen Dhieu, GOSS Minister of Commerce and Investment addressing WES council of ministers (ST) Food experts have warned of acute food shortages in southern Sudan should the referendum votes confirm southern Sudan as a separate nation.

Addressing the Council of Ministers at the state secretariat, the chairman of GOSS …